The Physician Peer Review – Nova Scotia (PPR-NS) program includes:
A trained peer reviewer will visit your practice and follow a standardized process using a selection of practice review tools.
Physicians whose practice profiles include protective factors known to promote quality in practice, may be initially directed to have an off-site review. Off-site reviews will include a review of your patient records and an assessment of the quality of care you provide.
The College has been working with other Canadian regulators to better understand the effects of both risk and protective factors on practice quality and physician well-being, and to incorporate this understanding in our peer review program.
A Reflective Approach to Continuing Professional Development
You will be asked to consider your approach to professional development and challenged to adopt best practices for quality improvement in your practice. The approach is aligned with a new Physician Practice Improvement (PPI) framework developed by the Federation of Medical Regulators of Canada (FMRAC).
When you complete the peer review process you will receive both a written report and one-on-one feedback by telephone from your peer reviewer.
At this time, you can ask questions or clarify things found in the review. The focus is on understanding and moving forward with practice improvements.